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Itabira - Conceicao iron ore mine

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Conceicao is located on the north east side of Vale's Itabira complex located in the Quadrilátero Ferrífero (QF) region of Minas Gerais state Brazil. It produces a mix of fines and concentrate products for the export market. Conceicao's processing costs have increased over the past few years as result of higher amounts lower quality itabirite ores being mined.Despite this Conceicao's average total cash cost positions it in the first quartile of our global cost curve.

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  • Key facts
  • Summary and key issues
  • Location maps
  • Participation
  • Geology
  • Reserves and resources
  • Production
  • Operations
  • Infrastructure
  • Costs
  • Sales contracts
  • Economic assumptions

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  • Key facts: Table 1
  • Participation
  • Marketable reserves (at 01/01/2017)
  • Production
  • Operations
  • Infrastructure
  • Cash cost (US$/tonne)
  • Capital costs (US$ millions)
  • Product quality
  • Economic assumptions

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